Marcel is the co-founder and CTO of Xpirit, a high-end consulting firm based in Hilversum, Netherlands.
Marcel co-founded Xpirit in 2014 as a spin off from Xebia Netherlands. Together with Xebia they help customers with Digital Transformation, Agile Consulting, and Full Stack development with both Microsoft and open source products.
Marcel spends most of his time looking at how new emerging technologies, a shift in mindset, and a new way of work, can help organizations get software in production... more faster. Helping organizations transform towards a high speed, innovative, and productive organization has become his passion. Marcel loves to learn new technologies and teach others what he has learned. Besides his work as CTO he also works as a consultant in the field of Application Lifecycle Management, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Cloud/Web scale application architectures, and Cross platform Enterprise Mobile app development with Xamarin.
Marcel is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences. He has delivered sessions at events like Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft //Build, Microsoft TechDays, Visual Studio Live!, Devintersection, Xebicon, and Techorama to name a few. He hosts several meetups in his region on Microsoft Azure, Xamarin, and ALM. In his spare time he builds online courses for Pluralsight.
Marcel has been awarded by Microsoft the Microsoft ALM MVP award for more than 10 consecutive years and I he is a Microsoft Regional Director since 2008.
You can always contact him to talk on subjects like: DevOps, ALM, Cloud Computing, Microservices, Mobile Development, Docker, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS.
Chris B. Behrens is a writer, speaker and software developer, specializing in DevOps. He has been a developer and architect for more than twenty years focusing on small to medium size companies and the development changes they face. He focuses on his flavor of Fear Based Development, whereby a developer ranks their tasks in descending order of anxiety, and how to tackle them in that order. Chief among these anxiety-inducing processes is software deployment, a topic that Behrens focuses upon. He ... morelives in Kennedale, TX with his wife and children.
John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular original FAQ for Windows and posts numerous blogs to his https://savilltech.com site. John has written eight books on Microsoft technologies including Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.